Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

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Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by MichaelNugent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:07 am

Atheist Ireland Public Meeting and AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17
Theme: A Secular State for a Pluralist People
Special Guest Speaker: Dr Darrel Ray, author of The God Virus

It’s now less than two weeks to our second AGM, which will be held in the Davenport Hotel in Dublin on Saturday July 17. The theme will be “A Secular State for a Pluralist People”. We hope that you can attend, and please bring along any friends who may be interested in joining us in our campaign for an ethical and secular Ireland.

Public Meeting 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

We will have a special guest speaker, Darrel W Ray, Ed.D., the American author of The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. His book asks why are people so clear about the faults and failures of other religions and so blind to those of their own? You can get more details, including links to YouTube conversations with Darrel Ray, at http://www.thegodvirus.net.

We will discuss our campaigns for a secular constitution and a secular education system. In less than a year of campaigning, we have succeeded in getting a commitment to a referendum to remove the blasphemy clause from the constitution. We need to plan our approach to ensuring this referendum is passed. We will also be discussing the need for a secular education system based on human rights law.

Senator Ivana Bacik will open the discussion and we will also have a guest speaker from the Humanist Association of Ireland.

AGM 11.30 am to 1 pm

The morning session will be for members only, though you can join on the day if you wish. We will decide on policy and organisational priorities for the coming year, and will elect officers. If you are a member, our constitution allows us to create committee positions to suit any area of interest or expertise that you would like to help with. We’re particularly looking for people to start local groups around the country.

Drinks Friday July 16

We'll be meeting for drinks the evening before, Friday July 16, in MacCurtaills on Tara Street. Take it easy on the gargle, as we have a big day the next day!
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by Lee » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:56 am

What time does this start at?
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by MichaelNugent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:21 pm

We're finalising the details at a committee meeting tonight.

It's likely to be approx 11am to 1 pm for the morning session, which is for members only, and 2 pm to 5.30 pm for the afternoon session, which is open to members of the public.
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by MichaelNugent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:12 pm

The first post has now been updated to include times etc.
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by aZerogodist » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:49 am

Is there anywhere near for a game of pool or any entertainment planned, see June 21st The Godless Gathering in Columbus Ohio 2010

Often, I know we have an agenda, and then people are rushing off home after, but it would be nice for some off time to relax and have a bit of crack (cork slang not the controlled substance), not just sitting at a table in hotel bar. Most of us regional members will be travelling up/down/over for more than one day, so is there any thang worth doing/seeing in capital-city as a group event.
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Post by aZerogodist » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:11 am

Hotel Website Davenport
Hotel Map PDF
Is there a discount code for AI-members booking rooms?
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by dugges » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:27 pm

Afternoon, I created event pages on Facebook

Drinks in MacTurcaills from 5pm - I'll book a few tables this evening

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/eve ... 2075820514
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 05681&z=18

AGM Event
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121394694571831

[edit] I have a few tables booked under my name and I organised a deal on platters (buy 2 get one free)
I'll be giving them a buzz back next week once I have a better idea on numbers but at the moment it's booked for 20 people
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by nozzferrahhtoo » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:22 am

Wish I could make it but with a Baby due on the 7th its just too close, especially since that baby has been making out like she plans to come early.
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by chemicals » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:59 pm

dugges wrote:Drinks in MacTurcaills from 5pm - I'll book a few tables this evening
Sadly ill be working in England that weekend :( .pity sounds like fun - ah well next time I suppose :wink:
Have fun Guys n Gals :D
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Re: Atheist Ireland AGM, Davenport Hotel Dublin, Sat July 17

Post by ebby » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:26 pm

I will be in Dublin that weekend already, so this date is perfect for me. :)
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